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 4th Annual John A. Kusske Lecture Series

Friday, October 2, 2020
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Event via Zoom
Free to attend
Registration Required

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For more information, please contact Cindy Wang at or 714-321-5253.


Please join us at the 4th Annual John A. Kusske Lecture Series in honor of Dr. Kusske’s legacy.

Robert Harbaugh, MD     Keynote Speaker: 
Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAHA
Senior Vice-President, Penn State Health Medical Group
Distinguished Professor & Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Professor, Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics
Penn State Heath Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Lecture Title: Neurosurgery in Today's Healthcare System 


About the 4th Annual John A. Kusske Lecture Series

John A Kusske    John A. Kusske, MD
Professor Emeritus

The John A. Kusske Lecture was established in 2017 to honor Dr. John Kusske, one of the former chairs of UCI School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery. Kusske’s dedication and valuable contributions have been instrumental in transforming the Department of Neurological Surgery into a well-established program of major national and international recognition.


Statement of Need:  These CME lectures are being held for UCI and community physicians to increase knowledge and give updated information on Neurological Surgery topics and research. 
Global Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to: 1. Identify the scope of the current neurosurgical disorders seen in clinical practice. 2. Critically define modern advances in neurosurgical techniques and methods along with their indications. 3. Discuss outcomes of neurological diseases treated surgically. 4. Discuss recent developments in neurosurgery.

Target Audience:  Attending physicians of the UCI Department of Neurological Surgery located at UCIMC and the Long Beach VAMC, community physicians and other health care professionals.

Accreditation Statement:  The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Speaker Disclosure: Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FACS, FAHA has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planner Disclosures:  Kiarash Golshani, MD and Michael Oh, MD, as co-activity directors; Jefferson Chen, MD and Sumeet Vadera, MD, as part of the CME advisory committee; and Cindy Wang and Leslie Weterrings, as administrative staff, have declared that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

ADA Statement
In  compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
we will make every effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact Cindy Wang at 714-321-5253, before the meeting dates. 
California Assembly Bill 1195
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME website at